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Poster: cosmico Date: Jul 30, 2014 7:03am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Fake Widescreen sucks!

I agree with you 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000%!

Why some people take a 4x3 image and stretch it out to 16x9, just so it will fill their widescreen tv or computer monitor, is beyond me. It is not only moronically pathetic, but it looks like utter garbage. And it shows their lack of any sense of respect for the original film or show.

I don't care how many people selfishly want to fill their widescreens, they spit in the face of the original filmmaker, and the viewers who must suffer with their stupidity.

Do you think this practice makes me angry? You're right!

Thanks for pointing this out, Emperor.

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PS: Sorry I don't have time to watch Ringmaster to make sure it plays okay; I'm involved in a project now that will keep me uber-busy for the rest of 2014. I come here briefly as an escape and to occasionally review funny old tv commercials.

This post was modified by cosmico on 2014-07-30 14:03:42

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Jul 30, 2014 10:08am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Fake Widescreen sucks!

Even worse is when they crop the picture to make it 16:9.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Jul 30, 2014 10:52am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Fake Widescreen sucks!

Like the original DVD release of Kung Fu. Or the proposed coming "widescreen" release of Lost in Space on Blu-ray. And people still say, "I want it to fill my new tv screen!"

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Jul 30, 2014 12:25pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Fake Widescreen sucks!

Another bad thing: removing laugh-tracks from old comedies, thus creating awkward pauses after each joke. Hence, I did not buy the DVD release of "My Mother the Car".

Some months ago I watched a documentary where they not only used fake widescreen, but added fake shakycam to the 1960s-era footage.

This post was modified by The_Emperor_Of_Television on 2014-07-30 19:25:16

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Poster: cosmico Date: Jul 30, 2014 12:44pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Fake Widescreen sucks!

Laugh-tracks are an original part of many old shows, and to remove them is as insane as cropping a 4:3 show to 16:9.

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Jul 30, 2014 3:31pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Fake Widescreen sucks!

Don't buy The Bat (Film Chest Restored Version). They took the original 1.37 aspect ratio film and converted it to 16:9 by removing part of each frame.